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  1. Thread: Pre 2014 Post?

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    Re: Pre 2014 Post?

    Thanks---- had not noticed the date options at the bottom of the page.
  2. Thread: Pre 2014 Post?

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    Pre 2014 Post?

    Is there a way to search pre-2014 post. I seem to only be able to find 2014 post. How do I access the archives in particular for certain beekeepers by screen name?
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    Re: Checkerboard, brood only in shallow

    I sometimes wish Walt's system had been coined something else besides checkerboarding. Folks throw the word checkerbaording around and it gets confusing to those trying to use Walts system. Not that...
  4. Re: Hope you have answers for a newbie, Larva in Honey super....

    You mentioned queen cell with nothing inside. Well its really not a queen cell until it has been laid in. Some bee will keep anticipation cell around that you may mistake for a quuen cell. In my...
  5. Re: Hope you have answers for a newbie, Larva in Honey super....

    I see you are in Ms. If you are pushed for space already I imagine you are flirting with swarms already. Need to check for queen cells if temps allow and split if you have cells.

    Also if you are...
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    Re: Queen Flew away while attempting a split

    If you stand still a queen often orients on you and returns quicker than you think. As for pulling frames of brood and bees and adding her, it is not her hive and good chance they will ball her if...
  7. Re: Hope you have answers for a newbie, Larva in Honey super....

    Gotta decide what to do about the excluders are you gonna run them or not? Some folks run them some don't. Some don't like brood being laid in the same supers as their honey. Some dislike the cocoons...
  8. Re: Southeastern Alert - Check your hives early this season

    Another shot i see. Do you guys ever give up or take a break. Hope I can be as sharp when I am in my 80"s probably not gonna happen as I am not that sharp now :)
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    Re: Old style (Early) daffodils

    If based on daffodills---- I was about two weeks late this year. Probably so because the weather delayed me this Year. Probably should have bit the bullet and done it anyway. We had daffodils blooms...
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    Sticky: Re: State by State Bee Laws

    South Carolina
    http://www.scstatehouse.gov/code/t46c037.php

    Honey Processing
    http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess119_2011-2012/bills/4005.htm
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    Re: Laws for the Honey house?

    Laws differ from state to state depending on if you are going to sell to retailers or only direct tothe end consumer. SC just got a 400gal exemption if you sell only to the end consumer.
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    Re: Creamed Cinnamon Honey pricing input

    First let me say I have never made any but considered. A lot of folks make products by spinning or whipping that are actually not creamed honey. Adding the store bought creamed honey above you listed...
  13. Thread: Checkerboarding

    by sc-bee
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    Re: Checkboarding

    Walt,
    I think I ended up with surplus because of the late movement of supers to different hive to equal stores on all. I could have extracted a little late season but didn't fel it was worth the...
  14. Thread: Checkerboarding

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    Re: Checkboarding

    Not trying to butt in, but I don't understand the storage statement either as I have been following this post.

    One shot deal Walt means cb once but you have to continue adding supers above...
  15. Thread: Checkerboarding

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    Re: Checkboarding

    Walt I overwintered with two shallows on each hive as I believe you do! At cb time late Feb early March white wax usually second week of April, I had more that one solid super of honey left, mainly...
  16. Thread: Checkerboarding

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    Re: Checkboarding

    Walt,
    you know I have followed you work for several years now. I have read you article swarm or supercedure which I will admit I understood least of all (sure that was my fault I will re-read). But...
  17. Re: can someone please simplify nectar management please

    I use white wax as my indicator. That is usually 1st or second week of April for me. I count eights weeks back from white wax.

    Thanks again, as always Walt!
  18. Thread: Checkerboarding

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    Re: Checkerboarding

    Sorry I misunderstood! And I agree 9 or 10 whatever fits. I run 9 in shallow drawn boxes and 10 in deep(brood chambers). Wish I had all eight but that is an entirely different subject.

    Teach a few...
  19. Thread: Checkerboarding

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    Re: Checkerboarding

    I will have to re-read my manuscript on nectar management. I have not re-read the post above but I do not remember anything about lining the frames up with each other. Actually I thought it was...
  20. Thread: Checkerboarding

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    Re: Checkerboarding

    I CB'ed yesterday while we had a break in the rain and the temps were in the low 60's. Good thing rain and low temps again today.

    I had the same predicament as above -- just can't seem to build up...
  21. Thread: Checkerboarding

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    Re: Checkerboarding

    We usually have at least 50 or above by CB time. A lot of times in the low 60's. I fully dress out because usually the bees get airborne and very nasty.

    I use smoke, that may be my mistake. It...
  22. Thread: Checkerboarding

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    Re: Checkerboarding

    Walt,

    Work a hive --- are we talking CB'ing?

    Am I correct that you can CB at temps lower than 50 or you recommend 50 and above?
  23. Thread: Checkerboarding

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    Re: Checkerboarding

    fafrd

    See replies 144 and 147

    CB Manipulation is 8 weeks before white wax.
  24. Thread: Checkerboarding

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    Re: Checkerboarding

    Hi Rob

    I noticed the early bloom reds we have here are beginning to get a red hue to the buds. Right on schedule even though we had an extended cold spell.

    Also we are about to wash away with...
  25. Thread: Checkerboarding

    by sc-bee
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    Re: Checkerboarding

    Walt since you are monitoring this thread. Just a quick question without digging through the literature. A very basic question about the timing of the CB manipulation.

    I have done the CB...
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